Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “postmenopausal”


adjective uk   /ˌpəʊəˈpɔː.zəl/ us    /ˌpoʊəˈpɔː.zəl/ specialized
relating to the time in a woman's life after she stops having periods (= blood flow from her womb each month): Cutting back on salt was more effective than exercise in reducing blood pressure in postmenopausal women.
(Definition of postmenopausal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of postmenopausal?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day


a young sheep, or the flesh of a young sheep eaten as meat

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More